Exactal Releases CostX® 6.5

Exactal is very pleased to announce the release of the latest version of CostX®, Version 6.5.

The new release of CostX® is a fitting end to a huge year for Exactal; with opening an office in Malaysia, reaching the milestone of 8,000 licences sold, and of course merging into Exactal Group and releasing a new website.

Customers will be extremely excited by the new release, as it contains several key features which will greatly assist with the general workflow and help increase ROI. One of the most exciting new features is that CostX® 6.5 now allows for multiple drawing and workbook tabs. Multiple tabs enable a user to open and view multiple drawings and workbooks side by side, in the same building at the same time, on single or multiple screens! The parent window is clearly tagged at all times so you always know where you are.

Some of the other great features include:
– Ability to add formulas in Dimension Group fields to calculate additional quantities derived from the measured dimensions.
– New Multiplier field added to Dimension Group and Dimension Properties.
– Now possible to measure from drawings in Comparison view.
– Optional columns in the Drawings List for scale, calibration and multiplier.
– A wider range of Dimension Group colours can now be selected and a colour indicator icon has been added to the Dimension Groups list.
– BIM Schedule column controls including sort by columns, and hide/show/invert columns.
– Easy drop down selection to set the drawing scale.
– Snap to angle option while measuring.
– Additional filtering options on Dimension Groups.
And much more!

To see more, our CostX® 6.5 new features video can be viewed here and the release notes can be downloaded here. We’ve also released a webinar that covers the new features in depth as part of our CostX® Coffee Break series. To view the new webinar, click here.

All customers under maintenance are recommended to upgrade to CostX® 6.5. Customers with maintenance may download CostX® 6.5 through Exactal’s dedicated support site TechWeb at http://techweb.exactal.com/downloads. As soon as the type of product has been selected, and your valid serial number entered, the new version may be downloaded. Users may retrieve their serial number by copying the text from the About box in CostX®. Updated documentation, such as new manuals and upgrade guides, can also be downloaded at http://techweb.exactal.com/documentation/.

PLEASE NOTE: This upgrade is only valid for users under maintenance. Users who are not under maintenance but who would like to upgrade should contact their Exactal office or local reseller here. Some features only apply to the full version of CostX®, such as multiple tabs. Users wanting to upgrade from a different Exactal product to CostX® should also contact their Exactal office or local reseller.

For further enquiries please contact Exactal Sales via e-mail at sales.int@rib-software.com

About Exactal
Established in Brisbane, Australia in 2003 to develop software specifically for the quantity surveying and estimating market, Exactal has continued to expand its worldwide presence. It now has offices in Brisbane & Melbourne in Australia, London & Manchester in the UK, Auckland in New Zealand, Austin in the USA, Kuala Lumpur in Malaysia, and Singapore and Hong Kong. The company also has sales and channel partner support across much of the globe. The main product CostX® provides an integrated BIM and 2D on-screen measurement solution with a unique integration between the cost estimates and the elements on the drawing files that the estimate represents. This approach keeps estimates up to date and allows drawing revisions to be easily evaluated to eliminate traditional scope creep in construction projects.